There’s something quite symbolic about putting solar panels on an iconic US government building such as the White House, and although the building went solar back in 1979, during the Carter administration, it was solar thermal for hot water, not electricity, they were generating. And that solar system was removed just 7 years later, after which the building went without using any sort of renewable energy for some 28 years. Now, finally, the White House is taking advantage of clean solar panels, and making a statement about the future of energy production, with its new solar PV array.
https://youtu.be/ORni8uiuslI The White House video above doesn’t note that President Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House decades ago that were later removed by the Reagan administration, but I guess they didn’t want to get too political…
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May 14, 2014
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